Dialogue Fellows partner with the Centre for Dialogue to lead initiatives that address issues of fundamental significance to our communities. Their appointment reflects distinguished achievements in diverse fields including dance, law, diplomacy, public policy, and science, among many others. 

Senior Fellows


Jennifer Allen Simons

Dr. Simons, award-winning educator in peace, disarmament, international law and human security, is Founder and President of The Simons Foundation, a Senior Fellow and Dialogue Associate at the SFU Centre for Dialogue, and an Adjunct Professor at the SFU School for International Studies.


Mark L. Winston

Dr. Winston has had a distinguished career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues, and science policy. More recently, he has utilized dialogue in classrooms, corporations, non-profit organizations, government, and community settings to develop leadership and communication skills, conduct strategic planning, inspire organizational change, and thoughtfully engage public audiences with controversial issues.



Alex Boston

Alex earned his Masters of Science at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. He brings two decades of experience in climate and energy policy, planning and engagement to his new role as Fellow of the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Executive Director, Renewable Cities. He has served governments, real estate developers, utilities, university think tanks, municipal associations and non-profits.


Dr. Robert A. Daum

Dr. Daum (PhD, UC Berkeley) is a Fellow in Diversity & Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. He is an active research collaborator and practitioner in community and university-based initiatives focused on intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement.


Robert Barnard

Robert Barnard is the Centre's first Toronto-based Fellow. Robert is a co-founder of Youthful Cities, aimed to amplify the power of urban youth globally, making cities better in the process. Robert operates from a profound belief that urban youth are the innovators of the future and that rather than being seen as a liability, youth are actively shaping cities for the better. 


Sabreena Delhon

Sabreena Delhon is a civic engagement and access to justice advocate. She has directed provincial research studies that examine public perceptions of the justice system. Results have informed the work of Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General and are required reading in access to justice courses at law schools across Canada. 


Diane Finegood

Diane is a Fellow in Systems Thinking in Health at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and a faculty member in SFU's Semester in Dialogue. She has had a diverse career spanning a broad range of academic disciplines and leadership experiences.


Ginger Gosnell-Myers

Ginger is a Fellow in Decolonization and Urban Indigenous Planning. Ginger is a thought leader and practitioner who brings a deep understanding of urban Indigenous issues, years of practice in bridging Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in developing public policy and a passion for innovating new engagement processes that advance the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Deborah Harford

Deborah is the Executive Director of ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), based at the Faculty of Environment at SFU. A member of the first cohort of students in SFU’s innovative Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue, she is a lifelong environmentalist and passionate communicator. Deborah was appointed as a Climate Solutions Fellow in June 2015.


Paul Meyer

In February 2011 Paul Meyer was appointed Fellow in International Security at the Centre for Dialogue and concurrently Adjunct Professor, School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. His research interests include nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, outer space security, conflict prevention and cyber security.


Michael Small

Michael Small joined the Centre for Dialogue as a Climate Solutions Fellow in January 2015, after a thirty-three year career as a diplomat as senior executive in the Canadian foreign service.  Michael led the Centre's program called Renewable Cities as its first Executive Director from January 2015 – December 2017. His current work is on comparative energy transitions and issues of multi-level governance in addressing climate change. He teaches the Centre's innovative Semester in Dialogue on urban energy and climate futures.


Merran Smith

Merran Smith is a fellow at the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and the founder and executive director of Clean Energy Canada—a leading program advancing clean energy and climate solutions.